Upstate Guard Reschedules Big East Trip

Reporter Mike Sullivan has an opportunity to speak to outstanding lead guard Taran Buie, who has rescheduled his unofficial Big East campus trip to Notre Dame after suffering a tough ankle injury ...

Taran Buie, a 6-foot-2 backcourt player from Bishop Maginn High School in N.Y., said he is recovering fine from his ankle injury.

"I stretched some tendons in my ankle," said Buie. "I was all set to go to Notre Dame last Friday but I hurt my ankle Thursday. The doctor told me not to fly."

So Buie has rescheduled his campus visit to Notre Dame. "I'm going to visit Notre Dame the weekend of November 1st," he said. "Before that I'll visit Maryland for Midnight Madness on October 17th. Then I plan on visiting Georgia Tech the next weekend."

Buie doesn't appear ready to make a decision based upon more campus visits he is planning. "I am looking to visit Virginia and Virginia Tech in the future," he said. "And I probably will drive down to Boston College since it's so close."

Buie, who had a tremendous summer competing for Jim Hart's 16 and under Albany City Rocks AAU program, has already taken campus trips to Rutgers and Syracuse.

"I liked them both," he said. "I'm still considering both schools. They're in the mix. I just want to have a chance to see what the other schools have."

The 2010 junior prospect is looking to take about four weeks off on his injured ankle. "I want to be sure it's fine before I start playing," he said. "I'm going to therapy every day for it."

And Buie wants to polish his lead guard skills too. "I want to be more sure with the basketball," he said. "I don't want to have to rely upon throwing a pass on the dime all the time. I want to make my passes more crisp to my teammates."

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